Bentleys of Pontefract is run by me, Paul Meakin and a small team of dedicated professionals. We were established in October 2011 and incorporated in 2014. You may wonder why we are called "Bentleys" when my family name is Meakin; my wife said "Meakins" sounds like a pie shop rather than a company that helped people get the look and feel that they wanted for their outdoor spaces so when we started the business in back in 2011 we named the business after our family Beagle, Bentley.
I've always had an interest in architectural planting and back in 2010 I happened upon a supplier who had some of the largest planters and specimen plants/ trees I had ever seen and I realised that in the Yorkshire area there was no supplier of quality specimen plants and trees like these so I started to think.
It soon also came apparent that customers who wanted larger trees/plants and planters had problems transporting them to where they were needed to be as some items can weigh upto 600kg. So I included a "White Glove" delivery service.
Then I quickly learned that offering fantastic plants/ trees and planters was not enough as clients found it hard to visualise for example a large 2 meter Trachycarpus palm in a 60cm x 70cm earthenware urn! So what did I decide to do? I started creating the complete item on site in a showroom so that customers could see the complete item, voila....the Bentleys showroom was created and we also moved to offering on site consultation to see what look and feel our customers were trying to get.
Since the businesses inception it has continued to change and grow. I have realised that the business needed to offer something unique, something no one else offered and now the business offers a service unlike any other in the UK; bespoke planter spraying in any colour the customer wants, a free consultation to help the customer get the perfect look and feel that they want, solutions for ensuring that we can really give the wow factor to any space. Our superb range of larger plants and trees, planters of all sizes and including really large. Outdoor furniture, landscaping products such as slates and over 30 more types of decorative aggregates sleepers, paving decking & fencing and also landscaping design. If you want that perfect outdoor living space in your perfect look and feel then the answer is "YES", now what was it you needed?. Everything we offer here at Bentleys is of a quality that we would be happy to accept in our own homes.
NEW For 2014
6 Full size indoor display gardens to inspire you as to the style and feel of the garden your wanting to create. Demonstrated with plants and planters, furniture, BBQ's, Parasols and so much more. The ONLY place I know of that that actually creates full gardens so that you can see how plants and other items actually look in situation.
NEW For 2015
A total revamp of the interior and exterior of Bentleys. We are opening up Pontefracts biggest outdoor furniture showroom on our 2000 square foot 1st floor which will house over 30 styles of outdoor living furniture from benches to stunning rattan sofa sets, aluminium dinning sets to unique day beds. We will still boast the largest selection of planters available anywhere in Yorkshire in sizes from small to very very large.
With the installation of racking to ensure a better display area and an increased workshop to create those perfect items and a fully revamped outside area that will offer and house some of the largest specimen plants and trees in the area.
2017 - A New Begining
We are so excited to be in our new premises. We are less than 5 mins away from the old site but a whole world away from it in many ways. We will miss the old site as we have many fond memories of the great work we did down there and all of the customers we serviced.
The new site is is much larger with not only a 10,000 sq foot warehouse, production and packing facility but we have a 5,000 sq foot nursery that will house all of our specimen plants and trees along with our vast range of large planters. It will take a little time to get used to all the space, new offices and great customer parking areas but it is already starting to feel like home.
The new site is at :-Unit 2 & 5aPrince George Trading EstateSkinner LanePontefractWF8 1HG Google Map Link
The site is easily accessed from the town centre but also we are just off the new Pontefract East link road that is just off the xScape junction on the M62.
We can source some of the most stunning planters and Urns that will inspire you. We also offer a service that caters for those looking to create a smaller stunning family garden, patio or decked area to those clients that want items that are so unique and bespoke that there are only two or three suppliers in the world.
With media presentations, gallery images and electronic catarlogues we can show you a fantastic range of ideas, plants, trees and stunning planters. No matter if your budget is £300 or £30,000 we can help create the most stunning creations.
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Please come visit us and lets create something stunning just for you......